(CNN) – Justin Timberlake is trying to get it right.
In a statement posted to his Instagram account on Friday, the singer apologized to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for "mistakes" that he said contributed to " a system that condones misogyny and racism. ”
“ I have seen the messages, the labels, the comments and the concerns and I want to respond, ”wrote Justin Timberlake. "I deeply regret the moments in my life when my actions contributed to the problem, when I spoke out of turn or did not defend what was correct."
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courts goes Timberlake did not offer specific examples of the actions he regrets in his statement, but his comments come at a time of renewed conversations on social media relating to Timberlake's role in two separate tabloid periods in his career involving Spears. and Jackson.
Spears, who is in the middle of a high-profile legal battle related to her guardianship, found many sympathizers following the airing of "Framing Britney Spears," a documentary that examines the singer's career and often scrutiny. embarrassing that he has faced in the media. The part of Timberlake that seems to contribute to that, and ultimately the effect the coverage may have had on his mental health, is addressed in the documentary.
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Jackson, meanwhile, has been a staple topic of conversation surrounding the Super Bowl in recent years, with most remembering the unfair anger that was directed at the superstar after the controversial "costume mistake" on the show. Part time. (In the incident, you will recall, Justin Timberlake ripped off Jackson's bodice, exposing her right breast.) This year, his followers used the #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay to show their love and Jackson acknowledged the movement with some retweets on Twitter.
“I want to specifically apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, both individually, because I care about these women and I respect them and I know I failed, ”said Timberlake. "I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and, more importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow in."
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